This week we explore the third lesson in the series based on Charles Fillmore’s class, “Releasing the Holy Spirit of God in Man.” The third lesson is about the third Power. In it, Fillmore calls it Understanding then defines it like the Power of Judgment. “The lesson today is along this line of releasing what we call understanding; spiritually interpreted, that is wisdom and judgment, discrimination, and that fundamental faculty in us which helps us to arrive at conclusions.” In a later lesson he actually reviews the Power of Understanding.
This week we explore the second lesson in the series based on Charles Fillmore’s class titled “Releasing the Holy Spirit of God in Man.” This lesson “inquires for us into the quality, or character of mind, called strength, stability, endurance.” One key idea is that we have been binding, or bottling up or storing up, various ideas in the subconscious mind for future use. This future use is called regeneration. Regeneration “is the opening up in man of first a great concept that he is a spiritual being and that the use of all of God’s powers is his; that is, the Holy Spirit of God manifesting in the development of this higher principle. The higher principle is called the Christ, or the Messiah.”
This week we do an overview of lessons 7 and 8 from the series “The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man.” The important ideas, concepts, and affirmations from these lessons are shared. Here are the affirmations:
This week we are doing a review of lessons 1-6 of the series titled, “The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man.” The affirmations, important ideas, and concepts from the first six lessons are shared.
This week we explore the 13th and final lesson of the 13-week series on “The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man.” The 13th lesson is titled, “Resume.” It was given on Tuesday, December 13, 1932, at 2:30 p.m. This is Charles Fillmore’s summation of the course. The affirmation for this lesson is, “We are unified in Christ and the overcoming love of the Holy Spirit is manifesting in us and through us.” Some key ideas he shared include: “… as you develop the Christ Mind in you and you begin to realize these natural abilities, you find yourself just tuning in … with this Infinite Mind. … How should you know about Truth; By inner thinking. By getting still; quickening in your soul, mind. … Christ is the IDEA; and the Holy Spirit is that Idea WORKING all through the mind of the people in thought.”
This week we explore lesson 11 in the series titled, “The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man.” The 11th lesson is titled, “The Birth of a New Race of Men and Women Is Now in Progress; They Are to be the Future Rulers of the Earth.” It was given on Tuesday, November 29, 1932. This talk dwelled on the concept that as we take on the “Mind of Christ,” we are transformed into part of a new race of men and women.
Charles Fillmore shared, “We find in ourselves these fundamental—faculties—the Twelve Faculties—and each faculty with the capacity of involving and expressing all the other twelve. … So, in the regeneration of man … we shall evolve out of the material man the Twelve-Fold Man and that Twelve-Fold Man will rule through the understanding of the powers of his mind in handling the forces of the so-called material world and be another kind of man, a type man.” The affirmation given to the students is: The Word of Christ dwells richly in me and I am unified with all persona of like mind.
On today's program we continued with the series of Charles Fillmore lessons titled, "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." We completed the last part of lesson six ("'The Kingdom of the Heavens' of Jesus") and explored a large part of lesson seven titled, "The Stratosphere Is Not Thousands of Miles Above the Earth, but Within the Latent Ability of the Mind of Man." It was given on Tuesday, November 1, 1932. At the end of the sixth lesson Fillmore recommended that the following affirmation be held for a week: The royal majesty, mastery and dominion of God is enthroned in me and I wisely make manifest the life and substance of the luminiferious ether, the Kingdom of God. In lesson seven he talks quite a bit about "current science" and acknowledges some of the issue with the concept of the ethers. He also states, "Modern science and metaphysics are dealing with the same factors and would eventually come together and this so-called material universe is not material at all, but it is spiritual—and modern science is proving it."
Today we delved into the sixth lesson of the series of Charles Fillmore classes titled, "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." Lesson Six is called "Identity of the Fourth Dimension of Science, and 'The Kingdom of the Heavens' of Jesus." In this lesson, Fillmore shares, "He [Jesus Christ] taught this Kingdom was here all the time waiting the recognition of Man. He taught in other words, what Science teaches, that we are using in every possible way, this Inner Spiritual Realm." Fillmore instructs, "Man needs to know how to work in the ether with the dominion and power given to him in the beginning, … ."
On today's program we are completing the fifth lesson in the Charles Fillmore class series titled, "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." It is titled, "How Mind and Body Manufacture Violet Healing Rays," and was given on Tuesday, October 18, 1932. Fillmore makes this interesting point in regards to healing: "Don’t have yourself thinking about glands or brain cells, but think about the idea of Power." Jesus gave us our Key Word again. He said, "All Power is given unto me in heaven and on earth." Applied personally, where is heaven? In mind. Where is earth? In the body. "All power is given unto me in ‘mind’ and body." Fillmore instructs his students to hold that affirmation and this one: "Say to your own body, 'I come that you might have life, and more abundant life.'"
This week we reviewed the fifth lesson in the Charles Fillmore class series titled, "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." It is titled, "How Mind and Body Manufacture Violet Healing Rays," and was given on Tuesday, October 18, 1932. This lesson describes a lot of things that are no longer believed to be true. Their historic value is obvious since we witness how Charles Fillmore attempted to connect the "science of his day" to metaphysical principles. Fillmore makes some interesting points along the way: "… the subject of all our lessons here is Healing." He also states, "Now there is but one primal substance and life, intelligence, and power in the Universe and that is the Creative Light; God is back of the Light."
Today we complete the review of the fourth class in the Charles Fillmore class series titled "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." It is titled "Was the First Manifestation of the Human Race in the Ether or on the Earth?" The short answer is the first manifestation of the human race was in the Ether. Charles Fillmore also shares about our True Reality and a fall in consciousness: "We all had that glory with our Father God. But in looking away from the Invisible, Omnipresent, Divine Intelligence, we have dropped down, and we have in consequence what is called 'the Fallen Man.'"
This week we completed reviewing the third class in the Fillmore Class series titled, "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." It is titled "The Finer Forces of Mind and Body Identified as the Garden of Eden: Elemental Substance and Life." Then we launched into the fourth lesson, "Was the First Manifestation of the Human Race in the Ether or on the Earth?" A key idea from the third lesson is this: "beholding in our minds good in everything, everything is, really, at its source, good." This means that no matter if the appearance is good, bad, or ugly, it is the originating IDEA that is good because it is of God. It is humankind that determines how the IDEA is used. In part of the fourth lesson we reviewed, a key idea is that the "IDEA of Man" (the Christ Idea) is perfect and that we have to prove our own perfection. Fillmore says, "… we must live in the consciousness of the Perfect Man (the Christ Idea), and not the natural man, and the unfoldment of the Perfect Man will proceed in divine order."
This week we will continue the third lesson, "The Finer Forces of Mind and Body Identified as the Garden of Eden: Elemental Substance and Life" of the Charles Fillmore class series titled "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." In this talk, Fillmore states that "the central idea for this lesson is 'Understanding-wisdom-discrimination-judgment.'" Here is one key idea: "This universal Substance is pictured in the Mind of God, as Jehovah, because Jehovah God is the second presentation of the creative Mind which it breathed into the dust of the ground and man came forth. There you see the process. You have Mind and Its idea and then that is made manifest."
This week we completed reviewing the second lesson in the 13-lesson series titled, "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." This second lesson is titled, "How Man, by Super-Mind Thinking, Can Control and Use the Luminiferous Ether of Space." From this lesson, we learned "the thought of man is the directive power not only of his mind, but of all the universe all about him. … we are the avenues through which this essence [God] is made manifest." Through glimpses of the luminiferous ethers in our minds, we can express it in any function of the organism in strength. We then just started reviewing the third lesson, "The Finer Forces of Mind and Body Identified as the Garden of Eden: Elemental Substance and Life," delivered on Tuesday, October 4, 1932. Charles Fillmore shares, "In this course of lessons, we are seeking to explain man's fundamental spiritual being and his relation to the manifest world; especially that manifestation that takes place in his immediate neighborhood, which is his own mind and body." Further, Fillmore states that "the central idea for this lesson is 'Understanding-wisdom-discrimination-judgment.'"
This week we nearly completed reviewing the second lesson in the 13-lesson series titled, "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." This second lesson is titled, "How Man, by Super-Mind Thinking, Can Control and Use the Luminiferous Ether of Space." It was given on September 27, 1932. This talk focuses on the importance of the luminiferous ether, what it is and how we use it. It is in this lesson we get our first glimpse that this series of lessons is based on the Twelve Powers of Man. Charles Fillmore states, "The lesson today is essentially the use of this function in strength." The first lesson was on the use of luminiferous ether in faith.
This week’s talk was given by Charles Fillmore on Wednesday, October 29, 1924, to Unity employees. It was most likely the true last talk in the 12-week series given in the fall of 1924, although it is not filed that way. In this talk, he also talks about the Power of Life. His chief focus is upon the harmonizing Power of Love. Love is the power or ability to harmonize. He ended this interesting talk with the following: “Love is the greatest thing in my work and through love I give peace, spiritual harmony, to everything I do. I express love. I speak only words of love. I think only words of love, I think only thoughts of love, I see only love everywhere. I am radiant love. Amen.”
In The Revealing Word, we explored from “Holy Spirt, sin against” through and including “hypocrite.” Next week, we move into the letter “I.”
Today we explore the 12th talk of a series of 12 given to Unity employees in the fall of 1924. This talk was delivered by Charles Fillmore on October 22, 1924, and is about Judgment, and more precisely, Justice and Judgment. In this talk, Fillmore emphasizes the importance of not judging by appearances. Fillmore states, "You are passing judgment on all things. You are judging other people, conditions, yourselves. When you awaken the Christ mind there is no longer any judgment, you will not condemn nor pass judgment on even yourselves."
In The Revealing Word, we explored the entry titled “Holy Spirit.”
Today we explore the 11th talk of a series of 12 given to Unity employees in the fall of 1924. This talk was delivered by Charles Fillmore on October 15, 1924, and is about the Powers of Will and Understanding. He emphasizes the importance of these Powers—developing them and working them together. He focuses on the concept of “Not my will but Thine be done!” In referring to the Divine Will, Charles Fillmore states, “WE know there is a great universal will and the success of our will puts us in line with that will. Fillmore asserts that “… the New Testament is a manual for one who is in the regeneration, who is following along these lines, overcoming sense consciousness, raising it to spiritual consciousness.” He goes on to say how it is done.
In The Revealing Word, we explored from “Holy Spirit, sin against” through and including the first paragraph of “I Am.”
This week we explored the seventh employee talk in a series of 12. (Lesson 6 is one of two missing talks.) Today’s talk delivered by Charles Fillmore on Wednesday, September 17, 1924, is titled “Praise and Prayer.” After an introductory piece on the Lord’s Prayer being a prayer of affirmations, Fillmore gets into the meat of the talk. The lesson is partially about how we get what we want. The most profound thing Fillmore says is, “How shall you get this larger consciousness you aspire to? By praising yourself. … Some persons think this would enlarge the ego. Well, it might if you praised the personality but if you praise yourself spiritual you enlarge your [awareness] of your spiritual Self and the little ego of personality grows less and less, disappears entirely, and you find yourself one with the universal Spirit.”
This week we also explored the terms “healing and will power” to “hearing” in The Revealing Word.
This week we explored the fifth employee talk in a series of 12 of which we have 10. Today’s talk, delivered by Charles Fillmore on Wednesday, September 10, 1924, is titled, “Denials and Affirmations.” In this talk he shares how to use denials and affirmations to control our thoughts. Fillmore states, "The power within can control every thought in your mind, the power of thought. We do it just as we do in the outer. We say yes [affirmations] and no [denials]. … It is natural for you to control your thoughts. You are constantly doing it. You can’t make a move in your mind or body without thought activity."
This week we also explore the terms “harmony, divine, how lost” to “healing absent” in The Revealing Word.
This week we explored the fourth employee talk in a series of 12 of which we have 10. Today’s talk, delivered by Charles Fillmore on Wednesday, September 3, 1924, is titled, “Thoughts.” In this talk he shares about the universal law, and that law is the law of mind. Fillmore shares, “As you think, so you will be. The thought is the foundation of everything that is made manifest. … You can produce results in your world that you thought were beyond your reach just through the simple use of thought.”
This week we also explored the terms “greatest in God’s kingdom” through “harmony, divine” in The Revealing Word.
This week we explored the third employee talk in a series of 12 of which we have 10. Today’s talk, delivered by Charles Fillmore on Wednesday, August 27, 1924, is titled, “Man.” This talk shares about Spiritual Man, or the I Am. Fillmore makes some great points in this talk. In it he once again emphasizes his view of the material world and God: “God did not plan this material world. Man plans the material world. God plans the man.” It is important to emphasize this man is not the body or personality. “Christ is the man, the image and likeness of the infinite mind which over shines every one of us.” Finally, he once again makes the point that we use the Divine and infers the Divine does not use us when he states, “… and then if you can conceive that all that Mind is right at hand for your use, all ideas in the Divine Mind can be grasped and used by you.”
This week we also explored the terms “Grace” through “Gravitation” in The Revealing Word.
This week we explore the second employee talk in a series. Today’s talk, delivered by Charles Fillmore on Wednesday, August 20, 1924, is entitled, “Science of Being.” Fillmore shares about Jesus, Jesus Christ, Christ and Christ Jesus. He shares that Christ is a spiritual man and emphatically states, “You see this doesn’t refer to a man.” I get on my soapbox a bit about Charles’ use of language, lack of precision and consistency. However, in this talk, he makes his main idea clear. It is simply this: Christ is the perfect Idea of your Spiritual Beingness!
This week we also explored the terms “God, will of” through “gospel” in The Revealing Word.
This week we look at a talk given to employees by Charles Fillmore on Wednesday, August 12, 1924. As near as we can determine, this is the first of a 12-week series. We have found the first five. This talk focuses on the inner world of our own consciousness. Fillmore says something very profound: “So, I say, we really are seeking to conquer the world and that world is a world made up of our own consciousness. We are told that we do not know anything outside of our consciousness, and we never shall know anything outside of our own consciousness.”
In The Revealing Word, we managed to just begin the entry “God, will of.”
This week Charles Fillmore’s talk is entitled “An Awakening” and was delievered on March 5, 1933. It is unusual in that Fillmore speaks a bit about Roosevelt’s inauguration. The focus is on awakening love. Fillmore states, “We must love life. We must love the life activity in our bodies and in the bodies of all persons. We must love the activity of life everywhere. We must love life in its mechanical energy, because life is essential.” This is all shared in the context of Jesus raising the daughter of the ruler of the synagogue from the dead.
In The Revealing Word, we explored “God transcendent” and got a little into "God, will of.”
This week’s Charles Fillmore talk was a Wednesday lesson probably delivered to employees on October 29, 1924. It carried the handwritten title of “Love.” Fillmore begins by saying, “Our lesson this morning is the realization of the harmonizing, vitalizing power in man. That power is called love.” Fillmore shares, “the spirit of love draws to me that which belongs to me. The greatest of all the faculties of the mind is love, that is, the most powerful.” You will find that I tweak and somewhat disagree with some of what Charles Fillmore shares.
In The Revealing Word, we explored from “God, responsibility to” to “God said.”
This week we explore a talk given by Charles Fillmore on March 16, 1913. It is entitled "The Test of Abraham’s Faith." It is essentially a metaphysical look at the story of Abraham being called to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Some interesting quotes from the talk include: "Mind; Ideas; Manifestations. This generalizes every movement of man, in all his acts. … Now, this law is operative everywhere." "The meaning of sacrifice is that you shall relinquish, or let go of some limited idea, and for the purpose of making way for a larger idea." He also shares about the Powers of Imagination and Faith. At one point, Fillmore declares the reason for us not demonstrating what is in our mind, "Because you have gone beyond the conviction of your faith."
In The Revealing Word, we explored from "God, manifest" to "God, reconciliation with."
This week’s talk by Charles Fillmore was given on August 9, 1931, and is entitled “The Unfolding of the Higher Self.” It is based on the conversion of Saul on the way to Damascus. Fillmore states, “We look upon this experience of Paul’s as a step in man’s [humankind’s] evolution. The development in man [humankind] of that higher principle which is latent in every man and woman. … Jesus was an example of the practical unfoldment of a universal principle … Every one of us has this God Principle.” Finally, Charles Fillmore shares, “Jesus Christ is the great Head, showing us the way to the unfoldment of this spiritual principle.”
In The Revealing Word we reviewed from “God, centered in” to and including “God-man.”
This week’s talk was given by Charles Fillmore while on his honeymoon trip with Cora to California on Sunday, April 29, 1934. Charles Fillmore was 80 years old! The talk is entitled “The Fourth Dimension.” It is a talk given in four lessons:
1) “How spiritual to man’s [humankind’s] supermind faculties and use them in character building.”
2) “The finer forces of mind and body identified as the Garden of Eden; elemental substance and life.”
3) “How man [humankind], by supermind thinking, can control and use the luminiferous ether of space.”
4) “The currents of thought in the race mind [collective consciousness] manipulate the invisible substance, and make for lack or for prosperity, at the option of the thinkers.”
In The Revealing Word, we reviewed from “God as Spirit” through and including, “God as Truth.”
This week’s broadcast focused on a talk given by Charles Fillmore on Sunday, July 11, 1937. The title is “Helps Toward Freedom.” This talk expresses common themes: “the inner logic of this reveals that Real ‘Me’ of every one of us is a spark of divinity, … life is what you make, … the divine law through which we are released form our attachments to the material side of life.” Its focus is upon Moses representing the law that provides freedom from the darkenss, the Egypt, the sense consciousness in humankind. Fillmore shares that we all begin our work in personal consciousness, which is the ego or personality. Ultimately, we must all be “obedient” to Divine Mind.
This week we explored “God as Spirit” in The Revealing Word.
This week we explore a talk probably given to employees on November 11, 1924. In this talk, Charles Fillmore explored the Silence as “the very foundation of the spiritual quality that we all are seeking.” Clearly, Fillmore’s definition of the Silence included some present time awareness, whereas today, I like to separate present time spiritual awareness from the actual Silence. Fillmore also shared, “There is a great substantial, eternal life right here present, open to every one of us and the object of our existence is to make contact with that life.” Fillmore touches briefly on communion as well.
During the final segment, we explored from “God as lawgiver” and “God as principle." Once again the challenge of anthropomorphic language shows up in these definitions.
This week’s talk was a Wednesday lesson given by Charles Fillmore on January 14, 1925. It carries the handwritten title, “Wee Wisdom for Children Effect.” A more appropriate title might be “The Law of Mind Action.” In it, Fillmore emphasizes the Law of Mind Action, speaks a bit about clairvoyance, as well as differences between the intellectual mind and the Spiritual Mind. Fillmore states, “We find that he [Jesus Christ] had two very definite phases of mind activity: one is the natural, intellectual mind that never gets into the ideals of the absolute. The other is the spiritual mind or that discerning mind that knows the truth about things and goes to the very gist of the subject.”
In our review of the entries in The Revealing Word, we review from “God as health” to “God as law.”
This week we explore a Wednesday evening talk given by Charles Fillmore on August 13, 1924. Its handwritten title is “Conquer.” In the words of Charles Fillmore, this talk focuses on, “So, I say we really are all seeking to conquer the world and that world is a world made up of our own consciousness.” It is a talk that focuses on the Power of Power/Dominion. Fillmore states, “We should have dominion over our own thoughts, over impulses, the activities of mind, soul body.” Fillmore shares how to change the world by changing our minds because “your world is what you make.”
In The Revealing Word, we continued with the fourth paragraph of the entry on “God.” In these two short paragraphs, the emphasis seems to shift back and forth between an external God and an internal Divinity. We conclude with “God as health.”
This week’s lesson is entitled “Christmas," and was given by Charles Fillmore on December 19, 1923. Fillmore reflects on his view of how Christmas came about, connecting it to the various celebrations of what he called "barbarians." In the talk he shares about what the angels said: “Glory to God in the highest, peace on earth, goodwill to men.” Fillmore takes a literal view and I give it a metaphysical twist. Toward the end, Fillmore explains what holy communion is, defining the bread as Substance and the wine as Life.
In The Revealing Word, we simply explore the term “evil.” This rich explanation of evil pulls in some of Charles Fillmore’s basic underlying beliefs. Most importantly, Fillmore states, “He [man = men and women] can do away with evil by learning rightly to use the one Power. If there were a power of evil, it could not be changed.”
This week we explored a Charles Fillmore talk entitled, "Thanksgiving." It was given on Sunday, November 29, 1925. While the lesson does not relate well to the Scripture, this is a very good talk on the importance of giving. Fillmore shares, “If we give in the right attitude, we always receive. … We might begin in our giving by accompanying it with a cheerful, glad thought; begin with gladness.”
We wrap up with The Revealing Word, beginning with “doubt” and ending with the term “ecclesia.”